Three Argentine police officers are currently in custody after CCTV footage shows them stealing money belonging to a travel agency that was robbed by armed robbers.
The officers were called in after two armed robbers invaded the company and robbed the staff at gunpoint on Wednesday in Buenos Aires. The bandits reportedly brutalized the staff before making away with hundreds of thousands of pesos.
The three police officers arrived on the scene ten minutes after the robbers had bolted, and then interrogated the victims before going after the criminals.
However, shortly after the officers left, one of the staff noticed that a black bag containing about 4 million pesos that the robbers had missed could not be found.
According to odditycentral.com, CCTV footage later showed one of the police officers walking out of the agency with the bag under his arm.
Interestingly, when the owner of the travel agency called the station that deployed the officers, it became clear that they did not mention the cash bag in their report when they returned to the station
It is reported that CCTV videos captured the three officers taking the stairs down from the seventh floor of the travel agency even though there was an elevator.
“They saw that there were cameras in the elevator and for that reason, they preferred to avoid them, but they did not take into account those in the corridors,” Infobae reports a source involved in the investigation as saying.
Following the instruction of a prosecutor, the officers have been taken into custody and the black bag full of dollars was found in one of the suspect’s homes, reports say.
Although the other two denied knowledge of the money bag, they have all been detained pending the outcome of an ongoing investigation.